RPS and CMHP Advanced Pharmacist Mental Health curriculum consultation 

What is happening? 

Following on from the launch of the RPS core advanced curriculum, the RPS have worked collaboratively with the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP) to develop the Advanced Pharmacist Mental Health curriculum.

This curriculum defines the purpose, programme of learning and the programme of assessment for entry-level advanced pharmacist in mental health. This sits supplementary to the capabilities defined in the RPS core advanced curriculum and the two documents should be read in tandem. These ensure that the person, medicines optimisation and service delivery is at the heart of the advanced pharmacist’s role in mental health.

The level of practice described in this curriculum is the entry to advanced mental health pharmacist practice and lays the groundwork for pharmacists wishing to progress towards consultant level practice in Mental Health.  

The RPS and CMHP curriculum for advanced pharmacists in mental health supports the development of a consistent and flexible workforce by articulating the common capabilities. 

The  RPS and CMHP curriculum and credential have been jointly developed to provide assurance to pharmacists, employers, the wider multidisciplinary team (MDT) and the public of the capability of advanced pharmacists in mental health.

To develop the underlying curriculum and assessment a curriculum task and finish group was created to provide a coordinated approach to developing the advanced pharmacist mental health curriculum.

The curriculum has been developed in line with the RPS Curriculum Development Quality Framework which defines the standards to be met by any RPS post-registration pharmacy curriculum.

The curriculum is open to all pharmacists irrespective of sector of practice. Membership of the RPS or CMHP is not a requirement to access either the curriculum or credentialing assessment.


The formal consultation of the draft curriculum will open on Wednesday 14th February last until Tuesday 12th March.

How can I get involved?

We would like to invite you to feedback as an interested stakeholder on the content of the curriculum, its feasibility in terms of delivery, its relevance to all countries, and to help us understand how the curriculum may impact different social groups.  Please note the consultation is open to all RPS members and non-members. 

If you would like to comment, you can submit your feedback via the online form or the word document. Please send your completed word document to [email protected]. The document below will be available  until Tuesday 12th March

Should you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].